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Getting Sassy With CSS

I don't know about you, but vanilla CSS always leaves me wanting more. It's a fairly simple language, can do some pretty powerful things, but after a while... well, it can become rather tedious to work with. Enter Sass: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets. Sass is a CSS meta-language and precompiler that makes the prettification of your website a breeze by adding invaluable features of more traditional programming languages. In this workshop, we'll jump right in to the Sass workflow and cover all the key game changers - nesting, variables, mixins, inheritance, and directives. We'll also cover some of the gotchyas, tools and extensions, and tips on organization and coding standards.


Working knowledge of HTML & CSS


Julie Cameron is a frontend developer for Articulate who works with Sass every day. She is a responsive web design advocate, student of JavaScript, agile proponent, and self improvement practitioner.


Atomic Object 
1407 Randolph St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 

NOTE: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.  


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided.  Snacks & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object.


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson ([masked]).


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  • Terri C.

    Thank you, Julie. Your class was very well organized and I have a lot to explore now!

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Julie C.

    Hey all! Thank you so much for coming out to my Sass Shop yesterday. I'm so glad I could share the awesomeness of Sass with all of you!

    If you have any questions about Sass or anything else, feel free to reach out.

    You can also find the slides for download on Github:

    Thanks again! I had so much fun!

    December 8, 2013

  • Leeann

    Great! I can't wait to start using Sass on all my projects!

    December 8, 2013

  • Kim

    Great information!!!! Thanks for this workshop!!!!

    December 7, 2013

  • Annisa Meirita R.

    Apologies for the last minute notice, but I won't be able to attend today's workshop as I'm not feeling well :( On a positive note, there's a free spot up for grabs :)

    December 7, 2013

    • Julie C.

      No worries, Annisa - hope you feel better soon! One of the organizers should be in contact about a refund.

      December 7, 2013

    • Erika C.

      Hi Annisa! Please drop me an email ([masked]) to discuss our refund policy. Sorry we missed you today-- hope to see you again soon! :)

      December 7, 2013

  • Karen Z.

    I am trying to download Sass but not sure what happened. I have windows and installed Ruby......

    December 7, 2013

  • Julie C.

    OMG guys! Thank you SO much for selling out my workshop! I can not wait to share the awesomeness that is Sass with all of you!

    Now I'd like us to get up an running as quickly as possible, so if you could all spend a few minutes installing Sass before the workshop that'd be fantastic! Installation instructions can be found on the Sass website at

    Please follow the command line instructions as we will not be using a GUI tool for this class.

    If you run into any trouble at all, please reach out so we can help get you up and running!

    2 · November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Never mind! I think I figured it out.

      December 6, 2013

    • Julie C.

      Good to hear it, let me know if you run into anymore trouble!

      December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Julie that I can't make it. I was really looking forward to it. Please have another one really soon.

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Julie C.

      If all goes well, that's likely to happen ;)

      December 3, 2013

  • Julie C.

    Hey all! If you weren't able to grab a spot at Saturday's SassShop, I'll be doing an extremely condensed run through of the talk tonight for Ann Arbor Women Coders. Feel free to join us! (Sorry for the late notice!)

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really would like to go to this class, but something came up that I have to cancel. I want to make sure someone else get the opporrtunity to go. How can I cancel and get the refund or use it for the next SASS class? Thanks.

    December 3, 2013

    • Leeann

      Hi Wei - we're sorry to hear that you won't be able to join us, but thanks so much for the advance notice. You can just change your RSVP status here on Meetup, and email [masked] to secure your refund or credit. Thanks & have a good weekend!

      December 3, 2013

  • Tracy E. D.

    Argh! Meant to register before last week. Hope a spot opens up! :)

    December 2, 2013

  • Terri P.

    I really enjoyed the intro to HTML5 and CSS. I am hoping that the Sassy with CSS class is offered again in early 2014 so I can keep participate!

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo... this sounds like such a great class but I have a prior engagement. Hopefully you'll offer it again soon!

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Erika C.

      We're definitely hoping to offer this workshop again, Sarah! :)

      November 7, 2013

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